LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CREATE A MORE ACCESSIBLE SASKATCHEWAN

Yesterday, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced new legislation to prevent and remove accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities.  If passed, The Accessible Saskatchewan Act will allow government to establish accessibility standards and regulations in the following areas: the built environment, information and communications, employment, transportation, service animals, procurement and service delivery.  “Yesterday’s introduction marks another important step […]

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SUCCESSFUL TRADE MISSIONS BOLSTER SASKATCHEWAN’S ECONOMY AND POSITION ON WORLD STAGE

Saskatchewan’s network of international trade and investment offices and recent missions have successfully bolstered Saskatchewan’s economy and presence on the world stage.  Saskatchewan is on pace for a record year of exports. In the first eight months of 2022, merchandise exports in Saskatchewan increased by 44.3 per cent compared to 2021, which also surpasses pre-COVID […]

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SASKATCHEWAN PROCLAIMS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

The Government of Saskatchewan is showcasing the benefits of international education for students and communities by proclaiming International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022. The week is celebrated by over 100 countries each year.   “International students bring global perspectives into classrooms, enrich our culture and create bridges between their homes and ours,” Advanced […]

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CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR OUR VETERANS SERVICE CLUBS

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the latest funding results for the Veterans Service Club Support Program.  “It’s an absolute honour to continue supporting Saskatchewan veterans, their families and communities,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. “This program serves to strengthen the long-term sustainability of service clubs, including Legion branches and […]

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GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE EMERGENCY SHELTER SPACES THIS WINTER

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing up to $1.7 million in additional funding in 2022-23 to increase the number of emergency shelter spaces in Saskatchewan by up to 15 per cent this winter and help ease seasonal cost pressures for community partners.  “Our government continues to work hand in hand with community partners to address […]

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SASKATCHEWAN TO RECRUIT HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN PHILIPPINES

Today, Minister of Health Paul Merriman announced the Government of Saskatchewan will undertake a targeted health care recruitment mission to Manila, Philippines in late November to actively promote Saskatchewan’s health care employment opportunities.  “With a vibrant and growing Filipino-Canadian population, Saskatchewan has a strong and meaningful relationship with the Philippines. With the cooperation and support […]

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JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY AWARDED INTEGRATED YOUTH SERVICES CONTRACT

The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) has been awarded a $3.4 million contract in 2022-23 to coordinate and integrate services to meet the needs of youth aged 12 to 25 and their caregivers.  In partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan, the JHSS will implement a provincial model for Integrated Youth Services (IYS), providing rapid […]

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MORE THAN 18,000 JOBS CREATED YEAR-OVER-YEAR IN SASKATCHEWAN

Unemployment Rate at 4.6 per cent with 6,100 Jobs Added Month-to-Month Today, October 2022 job numbers were released by Statistics Canada, showing Saskatchewan’s strong, continued job growth, with 18,600 jobs added compared to October 2021. Saskatchewan also saw seasonally adjusted employment increase by 6,100 jobs from last month. All jobs were full-time employment.  The provincial […]

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SASKATCHEWAN LEADS THE NATION IN MERCHANDISE EXPORTS

Today, Statistics Canada released numbers showing that Saskatchewan’s merchandise exports increased by 45 per cent in September 2022 compared to September 2021, the highest increase among the provinces on a seasonally adjusted basis.  “It’s clear that Saskatchewan has everything that the world needs. From food, to fuel, to fertilizer, this province continues to lead the […]

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LEGISLATION INTRODUCED THAT HELPS MAKE WORKPLACES SAFER

Today the Government of Saskatchewan introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act that will help improve health and safety and better meet the needs of modern workplaces in the province. The amendments come after engaging stakeholders in a review of the occupational health and safety provisions of the Act. “It is important to regularly review our legislation […]

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